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On April 26, 90 of British Columbia’s top wineries came together at the new J.W. Marriot Parq Hotel in downtown Vancouver for the 14th annual Chef Meets BC Grape tasting event in celebration of B.C. Wine Month. The largest tasting of B.C. wines in Western Canada, the sold-out event attracted members of the wine industry, experienced oenophiles and recreational sippers alike to sample more than 350 B.C. VQA wines. Boutique vineyards from Vancouver Island to the Okanagan Valley and beyond were on site to showcase their signature blends, unique varietals

“As the barista continued to ask questions about what coffee I wanted, I could feel my cheeks begin to burn red. I stuttered. She gave me options, and I’d just continuously pick the first one she suggested. Her detailed descriptions were a blur. I just wanted my coffee…They never asked me this many questions at Shmarbucks. I could say confidently: tall, blonde roast, and my name is Dominic. Why was this so hard…What did she want from me?” – @Panda.dlights A lot of us are coffee drinkers. For some of

‘Bite Me, NYC’ is what is printed across the front of the holographic pastry box from Supermoon Bakehouse in New York. Saying that the box is ‘holographic’ might be an understatement — it is glossy and iridescent, but more importantly, when the afternoon Lower East Side sunlight hits it at the right angle the box radiates of every property that constitutes something as ‘Instagram bait.’ The highly photo-worthy design of the to-go pastry box is no coincidence. When one is waiting in line to purchase a bi-coloured croissant, the neon

This has been a (delicious, calorie-laden) project in the making for quite some time now. The talk of creating a Vancouver cookie guide on TEAMCHOMP started quite a while back but it wasn’t until I had a cookie-induced meltdown that the idea of creating a joint project of Building A Cookie Box 101 and Vancouver Christmas Cookie Guide came into fruition. I created a cookie box last year and posted it with recipes for my favourite Christmas cookie. Coming into the holiday season this year, an overwhelming amount of emails

Kobob means “Korean Rice” in Korean, and in Korean food rice is definitely a must. Connie and Colin, the co-owners of Kobob, wanted to put traditional Korean food and flavours into a unique form that would also entice Canadians to try. With that simple idea in mind, Kobob Burger became the first of its kind to sell Korean burgers with rice buns as their staple item. The Kobob burger, has buns made of compressed Korean rice, and filled with a traditional Korean protein filling, like bulgolgi pork/beef, or spicy pork/chicken,

Picture this: it’s 1993 and you’re chilling on the couch, flipping through the newspaper while the TV drones on in the background. A distinctly tacky 90’s-style piano jingle hits your ear and you look up to see Michael Jordan and Larry Bird playing a game of HORSE – first one to miss has to watch the winner eat a Big Mac meal. They’re huckin’ baby hooks from the rafters and suddenly, you’re suddenly overcome with an urge to run (or, you know, casually jaunt) over to your nearest Mickey Ds.

One of the most common questions you’ll hear from your significant other is “Where should we go eat?” and most of the time, you don’t have a clue. Lucky for us in this day and age we have Instagram, with over 800 million users worldwide, it’s become the go-to platform to check out new eats. We tend to hear the terms “Foodie” or “Foodstagramer” quite often, and we gravitate towards these individuals because they showcase an array of stunning food photos. But do you ever stop and wonder what goes

Hypebeasts are generally pretty easy to spot in the wild. Think about the times you’ve seen someone wearing a hoodie with a red box and “SUPREME” written inside ($800+ value) while strutting around like he’s a boss. One question I get asked a lot about hypebeasts, being a bit of one myself, is whether we wear these pieces because we genuinely love the quality, style and fit, or if it’s just for the branding. That question is what inspired this article because I wanted to tie together 2 things that